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The heat transfer characteristics of liquid cooling heatsink containing microchannels. (English) Zbl 1205.80016
Summary: This paper numerically and experimentally investigates the heat transfer performance and characteristics of liquid cooling heatsink containing microchannels. The effects of channel geometry and pressure drop between the entrance and exit of heatsink on the heat transfer performance are studied. The geometrical parameters include aspect ratio and cross-sectional porosity of the channels. The height of the microchannels is considered constant. The aspect ratio is set from 1.67 to 14.29 and the porosity is from 25% to 85%. The imposed pressure drop ranges between 490 and 2940 Pa. It is found that the aspect ratio corresponding to the lowest effective thermal resistance is changed with respect to the pressure drop. It is also noticed that the value of effective thermal resistance is almost a constant for cross-sectional porosity in the range of 53%-75%. The effective thermal resistance is increased when cross-sectional porosity is deviated from this range. In addition, the increasing of pressure drop enhances heat transfer performance for channels of high aspect ratio more than those of low aspect ratio.

80A20 Heat and mass transfer, heat flow (MSC2010)
76S05 Flows in porous media; filtration; seepage
80-05 Experimental work for problems pertaining to classical thermodynamics
80M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in thermodynamics and heat transfer
76M12 Finite volume methods applied to problems in fluid mechanics
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